Moyes: No more long-term planning at United

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David Moyes says that the
days of long-term planning
at Manchester United are
gone, having broken his
silence following his
sacking in April.
The Scot was dismissed following a turbulent reign
at Old Trafford which saw United slip from top of the
Premier League to seventh, with the club missing
out on European qualification.
And Moyes has now claimed it was “unfortunate”
that he was not given more time to make his mark
on the United squad, and believes his sacking could
signal the end of long-term projects at the club, with
62-year-old Louis van Gaal installed as his
Writing in the Sunday Times he also took time to
thank the United fans, saying: “I never had the
chance to thank the Manchester United supporters
for the backing they gave me during my time as
manager. I wish them every success in the future.
“They now appreciate, I am sure, that things are
changing at their club and it could well be that gone
are the days of long-term planning. They were fully
aware of the task I had. It was unfortunate I wasn’t
given more time to succeed.”
Moyes, however, claims to have “moved on” from his
sacking, though he is undecided as to whether he
will look to take up a new job elsewhere or go on
“Since leaving, I have received some very good
offers and am tempted by one or two of them,” he
added. “I have not closed the door on anything and
am open-minded about my next step in
management, and whether it will be in the UK or
“Another possibility is that I may choose to have a
break and enjoy watching and observing football
throughout the world. What I do know for sure is that
I have moved on.”
And Moyes also praised Sir Alex Ferguson for the
support he offered, claiming he tried to implement
his advice as best he could, but insists “it was never
going to all come together in a few weeks, or
He added: “I have spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson on
several occasions and we met recently at a dinner in
London. I believe I had nothing but support from
“He advised me of some changes that had to be
made. I took his advice and started to implement the
necessary changes. I became aware of other
changes that had to be made and put plans in

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